Laing O'Rourke Secures London Skyscraper Contract
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Laing O’Rourke Secures London Skyscraper Contract

11 Jul 2011

UK-based Laing O'Rourke has reportedly secured a contract to build the £290m Leadenhall Building in London. The 47-storey glass skyscraper will be known as the Cheesegrater because of its shape, and will be located at 122 Leadenhall Street. Groundworks have already begun for

UK-based Laing O’Rourke has reportedly secured a contract to build the £290m Leadenhall Building in London.

The 47-storey glass skyscraper will be known as the Cheesegrater because of its shape, and will be located at 122 Leadenhall Street.

Groundworks have already begun for the 736ft office tower, and construction work is scheduled to be completed by 2014.

An official announcement from the real estate investment trust British Land and Oxford Properties regarding the contract winner is still pending, but the Construction Enquirer reports that O’Rourke beat Skanska to win the project.

British Land signed a £340m 50/50 joint venture last year with Canada’s Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System property arm, Oxford Properties Group, to complete the project.